Christopher W

Member
Joined
Sep 16, 2016
Messages
16
Reaction score
4
Hey everyone! I hope all is well...

Just a quick question as I have had two people tell me 2 different things, imagine that :)

Question is:

As long as my GMB pages are optimized with my location pages on my site, is it ok to have crawable NAP on other pages of your website. For example, home page, directions page, contact page etc?

Thanks for all your help!

Cheers,
Christopher
 
Joined
Oct 25, 2013
Messages
752
Reaction score
286
I always put crawlable NAP on every page, unless it's a multi-location business. At the very least, an obvious phone number should be easily visible on every page, even just from a usability standpoint. If it's a multi-location business, I put the NAP on every page associated with a particular facility. So if there's 3 or 4 pages per cluster of pages for each location, I have the NAP on each of them. Especially the contact page, that's basically what that page is for even.

I don't know that it's necessarily a huge ranking boost to put the NAP on each page, but why wouldn't you? It definitely won't count against you. Where did you hear otherwise?
 

Christopher W

Member
Joined
Sep 16, 2016
Messages
16
Reaction score
4
GMB page, location/category page, contact page, home page for example are all part of the cluster correct?

For each individual location we have a cluster of pages.

From a UX/common sense standpoint I want to put them there anyway I just wanted to be sure it wouldn?t hurt my client in anyway.

I?ve never had a mentor or any training so I wasn?t 100% sure on the multiple part.

Thanks.
 
Joined
Oct 25, 2013
Messages
752
Reaction score
286
This forum's a good place to hang out then, there's a lot to learn, and it changes fast. It's where I've learned a lot of what I know too. But yes, use the NAP on all pages associated with a location.
 

JoyHawkins

Administrator
Administrator
Moderator
LocalU Faculty
Joined
Jul 18, 2012
Messages
4,127
Solutions
9
Reaction score
3,528
If you have a cluster of pages just make sure they are organized into a folder and you should be good. Ex: domain.com/Chicago/page1, domain.com/Chicago/page2. If you do list all the locations on the contact page, use an internal link on the city name pointing back to the city page (domain.com/Chicago). I would avoid listing anything in the footer for multi-location businesses.
 

JoyHawkins

Administrator
Administrator
Moderator
LocalU Faculty
Joined
Jul 18, 2012
Messages
4,127
Solutions
9
Reaction score
3,528
Would you expand on that just a bit, please, Joy? Thanks!
Let's say you have location in Dallas and a location in Houston. Having both in the footer of the site would cause them both to appear on every page of the site. It increases the chance that Google could mess it up since even your Dallas location page would list the contact info for Houston in the footer. I just find it's better not to confuse Google as we have seen tons of cases where Google auto updates a GMB listing wrong based on info they scraped off the website (see: https://www.imprezziomarketing.com/why-the-does-google-keep-updating-my-business-hours-a-case-study/).
 
Similar threads
Thread starter Title Forum Replies Date
M Suspected NAP issues NAP, Categories, Dashboard Data 3
Matt Chauhan NAP Hunter Chrome Extension Alternatives NAP, Categories, Dashboard Data 8
P Tracking # For Chambers, Bad for NAP Consistency? Citations 2
D Should I Bother Updating NAP on Business Listings and 3rd Party Sites? Citations 7
Koray Tuğberk GÜBÜR Yandex Maps and NAP Consistency NAP, Categories, Dashboard Data 5
Gordon.Ligon SAB vs Physical Address, and its ramifications for NAP citations Service Area Businesses 7
B NAP consistency how critical is critical? NAP, Categories, Dashboard Data 4
spacetuna Do I have a NAP issue? NAP, Categories, Dashboard Data 9
C Cheapest Citation NAP Correction Service Citations 16
Michael S. Doran Schema for NAP in 2020 Websites, Software, and Security 6
A 6 doctors and clinics all with same NAP. How do you get into 3 pack? Google My Business & Google Maps 20
codyecp Business / State Legal Name vs. Real World Business Name for NAP? NAP, Categories, Dashboard Data 6
Marissa How Important is NAP Consistency Still? NAP, Categories, Dashboard Data 6
snysarah Tracking Numbers & NAP Consistency NAP, Categories, Dashboard Data 1
Oliver Keates GMBs have the same NAP Citations 11
Sarah NAP for Canadian Client's with English and French sites NAP, Categories, Dashboard Data 3
S Yext and the $400 price tag to edit NAP Local Search 6
O Duplicate Citations with the same NAP NAP, Categories, Dashboard Data 2
Oliver Keates Duplicate Citations with the same NAP NAP, Categories, Dashboard Data 2
J Information alongside NAPs NAP, Categories, Dashboard Data 5
J Information alongside NAPs NAP, Categories, Dashboard Data 5
J Building some NAP with issues NAP, Categories, Dashboard Data 2
J Building some NAP with issues NAP, Categories, Dashboard Data 2
A Minor difference in business name NAP in citations. What would the impact be? NAP, Categories, Dashboard Data 1
axiomdg Minor difference in business name NAP in citations. What would the impact be? NAP, Categories, Dashboard Data 1
L After moving site to HTTPS do i need to update all directory / NAP listings ? Local Search 2
L Portal provides unique phone number for call analytics, how to handle this with NAP ? Local Search 4
L Maintaining consistant NAP when citation sites dont allow you to write correct name ? Local Search 1
L Thoughts on NAP / Citation building Quantity vs Quality ? Local Search 3
Michael Charvet NAP Question: Same phone number at satellite office a bad idea, or is it workable? Local Search 2
E Question about GMB phone # matching your website NAP phone # Google My Business & Google Maps 3
J Questions about NAP and URL structure Local Search 3
Chris_Gregory Facebook Locations and NAPS Local Search 3
Linda Buquet Moz Local Now Provides Google NAP Change Alerts Google My Business & Google Maps 2
Matt Casady Will Top Storage Citation Sources Cause NAP Issues? Citations 7
N Schema for a Head Office NAP? Local Search 3
James Watt Quick Survey: NAP cleanup and TOS compliance Consultant's Corner 22
F Site Wide NAP Local Search 4
latin_sydney NAP, website site address issues Local Search 2
Durandl Which NAP should i use on my home page? Local Search 2
Jared NAP In Comments = Citation? Citations 2
C What is the best way to amend Yellowpages and Yelp page NAP data? Citations 5
O NAP - is suit number in citations can affect local rankings? NAP, Categories, Dashboard Data 4
O NAP - is suit number in citations can affect local rankings? NAP, Categories, Dashboard Data 4
JoyHawkins How to Find all the NAP Variations for your Business Like a Pro Citations 5
Ajay Prasad Why You Need to Find All Your NAP Variations Before Building Local Citations Local Search 1
Susan NAP Consistency & Call Tracking Citations 8
M Importance Of Hours In NAP Local Search 2
A Using Google's suggested address for NAP or the rest of the webs? Citations 2
Marcus Hotel NAP & Citations Question Citations 6

Similar threads

Login / Register

Already a member?   LOG IN
Not a member yet?   REGISTER

Most UpVoted Answers

LocalU Podcasts

  Promoted Posts

New advertising option: A review of your product or service posted by a Sterling Sky employee. This will also be shared on the Sterling Sky & LSF Twitter accounts, our Facebook group, LinkedIn, and both newsletters. More...
Google Product Exert


Top Bottom